My school network doesn't allow me to connect to online multiplayer games such as League of Legends and Guild Wars 2 probably because the firewall so my question is it there anyway to go around this limitation or is it possible to make just my computer an exception in the firewall from my computer?

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    I really wouldn't try to circumvent the school's policy. That could lead to suspension or expulsion. Just play the games at home. – ChrisF Sep 11 '12 at 10:38
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    Also, check your spelling. There's a reason they make kids go to school. – Journeyman Geek Sep 11 '12 at 10:53
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    @Jkguitar - So use an online dictionary. hackker isn't an english word. – Ramhound Sep 11 '12 at 13:51
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    If you wanna be an ass, install a vpn. oh wait, you probably don't know how, judgin by your limited vocabulary and flawed experience with computers – Registered User Dec 6 '15 at 0:21
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    Using a tunnel, quite likely a VPN (which encrypts traffic) as the prior comment suggests, is how such a thing is possible. Note that I am not saying that this is recommended. Anyone wanting a technical answer, leading to being able to do this, is likely best off re-asking the question, more generically ("How do I get traffic to communicate when firewall blocks the type of traffic I'm intending to send?"), and take more time in writing decent grammar. Specifically, the reference to doing this at school is probably what drew much of the ire seen in much of the question's feedback. – TOOGAM Jun 8 '16 at 3:35

anyway to go around this limitation

Wait for the schoolbell to ring and then go home. At home you can use your internet connection to play Guild Wars 2.

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    @Jkguitar with spelling like that I suggest you spend more time at school learning – Mark Henderson Apr 21 '14 at 21:44
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    bahaha, roasted – Registered User Dec 6 '15 at 0:20

There are ways around this; I won't go into details because most of them get you suspended, expelled or in jail. You're not saying in which country you are (and, as a minor, you shouldn't disclose such information on the Internet) but in most developed countries, tampering with computer security is a serious crime. People don't seem to get convicted often because of several reasons:

  • Computer crimes are sometimes hard to track
  • The damage is often petty
  • Most crackers are just fired or expelled, i.e. there is no need for an expensive lawsuit. That also means their punishment isn't "broadcasted". It makes many people believe that you are invisible on the Internet while the opposite is true.

Also note: Internet connections are neither free nor unlimited. I'm not sure how much traffic todays games produce but the traffic for everyone else will be reduced by what your game needs. So playing games while other people try to do homework (so they can go home and play, too) might put your social status in peril.

So what other options do you have?

  • You can ask your school for an exception.
  • You can get a mobile stick for your laptop
  • You can talk to a psychologist about your craving to play online games at school, especially when you feel like playing them during class.
  • You can play with the other children. Rumor has it that once up on a time, children played something called "board games" with each other.
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  • Minors shouldn't disclose in what country they are? I'm all for privacy, but this sort of information is almost never not broadcast. – Marcks Thomas Sep 11 '12 at 10:53
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    @MarcksThomas: It's hard to give a complete lecture on security in a single sentence. My suggestion is not to share anything voluntarily because that's a simple to follow rule. – Aaron Digulla Sep 11 '12 at 11:35
  • I wasn't even going to try doing anythin illegal i just want ed to know if there were any certain options on my computer that would make it possible to play online games. And its pretty hard to play with tha other kids when im the only one around during a 5 hours brake – Jkguitar Sep 11 '12 at 12:19
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    If your school allowed to play these games, they would tell you how to configure your computer. If they don't allow it, changing the options would be against the rules -> there can't be a "legal" way to do what you want without asking for permission. – Aaron Digulla Sep 11 '12 at 13:04
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    @Jkguitar: I'm not thinking of you as a criminal, I'm thinking of you as a minor. You become an adult when you always consider how a plan might backfire. :-) – Aaron Digulla Sep 11 '12 at 13:25

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